LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:
(Washington, DC - March 15, 2013) The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) congratulates the global Catholic community on the selection of Pope Francis as the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. ISNA has enjoyed positive dialogue with the Catholic community for the past two decades through our relationship with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).... READ MORE
Early Registration for the Education Forum Extended to March 26th...Do not miss out!!
If you still have not registered for the Education Forum taking place in Chicago at the Westin Hotel on March 29th -31st, register NOW.
50th ISNA Convention Call for Proposals Has Begun
Envisioning a More Perfect Union: Building the Beloved Community
We're excited to read and consider your parallel session proposals as we prepare for a memorable convention. This year, we're changing things up a bit to make the convention even more responsive to the needs of individuals and local communities. Our parallel sessions will offer real solutions to real challenges by focusing on vision building, grassroots empowerment, and illuminating conversations. Those proposals that meet this vision will be given preference. To submit your proposal, click HERE.
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May Allah guide and Bless you in the days ahead! Ameen.
UPCOMING ISNA EVENTS & e-DIALOGUE:
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Women in the American Mosque
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 8:00 PMSr. Aisha al-Adawiya, Dr. Sarah Sayeed and Prof. Ihsan Bagby will focus on women's participation on mosque boards, female attendance at Friday Prayer, location of prayer space for women (whether they pray behind a barrier or not) and women programs at mosques. The presenters will also offer recommendations how mosques can become more women-friendly.
MYNA Personal Development Series
Topic: In Tune With AllAh
Speaker: Br. Mohamed AbuTaleb
Date: March 21, 2013
Time: 8 - 9 PM EST
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INTERFAITH AND OUTREACH
Muslim Communities Participate in Gun Violence Prevention Weekend
(March 18, 2013) This past weekend, ISNA and Muslim communities across the country spoke out against gun violence as part of the "National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath" from March 15 to 17. In Louisville, KY, four different Islamic centers delivered sermons on preventing gun violence. From the West to East coast, Muslim and other religious communities raised awareness about gun violence and steps we can take....
ISLAMIC CHAPLAINCY ONLINE OPEN HOUSE
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 6 PM - 7:30 PM EST
Hartford Seminary is proud to offer the first and only accredited Islamic Chaplaincy Program in the country. Join us for an Online Open House featuring Dr. Timur Yuskaev, Director of the Islamic Chaplaincy program and Assistant Professor of Contemporary Islam. During our interactive program you will find out what a Muslim Chaplain does, hear about the Admissions process, discover careers paths in this profession, and review the academic requirements for the program. Register Here